Muddle

  • 1 muddle on — ˌmuddle a ˈlong ˌmuddle ˈon [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they muddle along he/she/it muddles along …

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  • 2 Muddle — Mud dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Muddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muddling}.] [From {Mud}.] 1. To make turbid, or muddy, as water. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He did ill to muddle the water. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 muddle up — ˌmuddle ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they muddle up he/she/it muddles up present participle muddling up past tense …

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  • 4 muddle — ► VERB 1) bring into a disordered or confusing state. 2) confuse or perplex (someone). 3) (muddle up) confuse (two or more things) with each other. 4) (muddle along/through) cope more or less satisfactorily. ► NOUN ▪ a mudd …

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  • 5 Muddle — Mud dle, n. A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness. [1913 Webster] We both grub on in a muddle. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Muddle — may refer to: Mr. Muddle, one of the Mr. Men from the children s book series by Richard Hargreaves MDL (programming language), the Lisp derived language that Zork was first written in MUDDL, a programming language originally created for the first …

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  • 7 muddle# — muddle vb *confuse, addle, fuddle, befuddle Analogous words: *puzzle, perplex, mystify, bewilder, distract, nonplus, confound, dumbfound: faze, rattle, discomfit, *embarrass: fluster, flurry, upset, agitate, *discompose Antonyms: enlighten muddle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 muddle — [n] confused state ataxia, awkwardness, botch, chaos, clutter, complexity, complication, confusion, daze, difficulty, dilemma, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, disorganization, emergency, encumbrance, fog, foul up*, hash, haze, intricacy,… …

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  • 9 muddle — [mud′ l] vt. muddled, muddling [< MUD + LE] 1. to mix up in a confused manner; jumble; bungle 2. to mix or stir (a drink, etc.) 3. to make (water, etc.) turbid 4. to confuse mentally; befuddle, as with alcoholic liquor …

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  • 10 Muddle — Mud dle, v. i. 1. To dabble in mud. [Obs.] Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To think and act in a confused, aimless way. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 muddle — I verb addle, baffle, becloud, befog, befuddle, bewilder, botch, bungle, cloud, complicate, confound, confundere, confuse, daze, derange, disarrange, discompose, disconcert, disorder, disorganize, disturb, embrangle, entangle, fluster, fog,… …

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  • 12 muddle — mud|dle1 [ˈmʌdl] n 1.) be in a muddle/get into a muddle BrE a) to be confused ▪ I m in such a muddle, I d completely forgotten you were coming today. be in a muddle/get into a muddle over/about ▪ My grandmother tends to get into a muddle over… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 muddle — mud|dle1 [ mʌdl ] noun count usually singular a confused situation or condition: Her feelings for him are such a muddle. in a muddle: She died leaving her financial affairs in a muddle. a. count or uncount a mistake caused by a confused situation …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 muddle — I UK [ˈmʌd(ə)l] / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms muddle : singular muddle plural muddles a) a confused situation or condition Her feelings for him are such a muddle. in a muddle: She died leaving her financial affairs in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 muddle — [[t]mʌ̱d(ə)l[/t]] muddles, muddling, muddled 1) N VAR: oft in/into a N If people or things are in a muddle, they are in a state of confusion or disorder. My thoughts are all in a muddle... We are going to get into a hopeless muddle. ...a general… …

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  • 16 muddle — 1 noun (countable usually singular) 1 a state of confusion or untidiness, that results in things being done wrong: There was a bit of a muddle over our reservations. | We had to get an accountant in to sort out the muddle. 2 be in a muddle a) to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 muddle — noun (esp. BrE) ADJECTIVE ▪ awful ▪ embarrassing ▪ bureaucratic, financial VERB + MUDDLE ▪ get (sb) in, get (sb) into …

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  • 18 muddle — [ˈmʌd(ə)l] noun [singular] I a confused situation in which mistakes happen She died leaving her financial affairs in a muddle.[/ex] II verb muddle [ˈmʌd(ə)l] muddle along muddle through muddle sb/sth up muddle sth up …

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  • 19 muddle — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by up, together) bring into disorder. 2 tr. bewilder, confuse. 3 tr. mismanage (an affair). 4 tr. US crush and mix (the ingredients for a drink). 5 intr. (often foll. by with) busy oneself in a confused and… …

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  • 20 muddle on — phrasal verb muddle along or muddle on [intransitive] Word forms muddle along : present tense I/you/we/they muddle along he/she/it muddles along present participle muddling along past tense muddled along past participle muddled along to continue… …

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